Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017     Views: 1935

 A minor under the age of 14 may not be employed or permitted to work. The Baltimore County Public Library must follow these laws and regulations for the State of Maryland regarding the hiring of minors. 


Each spring, BCPL accepts applications from students who will be entering grades 7 to 10  in the fall to be unpaid Summer @ Your Library Volunteers. There are a limited number of these positions available in each branch for this 9-week summer activity. 

2017 Summer @ Your Library Program

Help us Build a Better World!

Our branches are no longer accepting applications to be a 2017 Summer @ Your Library volunteer. Check back with us in spring 2018.

Summer @ Your Library volunteers are students entering grades 7 to 10 in fall 2017.  They help promote the program, sign-up children and give out stickers and prizes, and more. 

If you are age 16 or older, applications for Baltimore County Public Library part-time positions are accepted only for our posted job opportunities.  BCPL posts all open positions on our Job and Volunteer Opportunities page ( and an application form becomes available on the page whenever positions are available. The application form and resume must be submitted by email to humres@bcpl.netPaper applications will not be accepted. 

The Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities page can also be find by clicking on the Jobs at the Library link in the About BCPL area of our home page found under the BCPL logo banner.

The Maryland Employment of Minors Law applies to hiring school age children (14 to 17 years). In Maryland, once a teen is offered a job they are required to have a Minor Work Permit before beginning to work. Information on getting a work permit, the hours of work allowed, etc. are found on the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) website at cannot apply for a Work Permit until they are offered a job because the application for a Work Permit requires details from the employer.